Pipeline has a pair of tickets to give away for Monday night's show featuring Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 25.
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Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
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Monday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m.
Sure, you've heard the famous Grieg Piano Concerto before. But you won't hear it quite like this anywhere but Portland, as Favorite Son pianist Thomas Lauderdale — yes, that Thomas Lauderdale — puts his own spin on one of music's most popular masterpieces.
The guest conductor is one of the bright young lights in the world of classical music, Mexican-born Alondra de la Parra, making her Oregon Symphony debut. De la Parra, who has been the subject of profiles on NBC's Today Show and CNN, founded the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in 2004, when she was 23 years old, to promote the work of young performers and composers from the Americas.
The concerts open with a short piece by Igor Stravinsky, Four Norwegian Moods, which the orchestra has only performed once before, in 1954, as well as Franz Schubert's Fifth Symphony, a chamber-like piece written when Schubert was but a teenager.